Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Strong and Able!

Do we always feel strong and able in the faith? No, but if we abide in our Father up above we can continue to grow to be strong and able. Even if we don't feel strong we need to lend a hand to those who falter even when it doesn't feel good. There have been somedays in the last 18 years that I have thought this in not convenient, not now! But, who am I? I'm just a child of God, a sinner saved by Grace and I need to continue to use my strength that God gives me for service not status!

Lord, Help me to look out for the good of people around me....and not just these boys you have sent to us. There are lots of other people out there hurting, too. How can I help, Lord? Help me to have the strength to persevere, even when it's not convenient. Help me to be open to how you would want me to help the parents out there that are hurting. I am so thankful to you JESUS for lending out your hand when I falter and helping me get back up to continue in this race! In Jesus Name, AMEN

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Internet Cafe Fall Giveaway!

I love sitting back with a cup of pumpkin spice latte....and soaking in some good GOD stuff over at Internet Cafe! They are hosting a Fall into Jesus Giveaway .

I am so excited to be in on that drawing and would love to be blessed with one of the bundles but if not then somebody else needed it alot more than me and they will be blessed!

Just thought I would let you in on the fun fall into Jesus Giveaway. Most importantly...think about you yourself falling into JESUS this Fall because if you FALL....you will most definately be picked up by the biggest arms you have ever felt and He will wrap you up and warm you up before Winter gets here!

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While I'm blogging about a fall giveaway I thought I needed to share a picture of my little babies in their fall picture! Since my kids are all grown and my grandkids all live faraway I have to settle for these 4 legged precious kids to give me all the lovin's!

Falling into Jesus,

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tree of Life!

Thankful for this man of God whom listened to God's calling and is being tested and tried but is still standing. Even though Dave, our house parent, has a broken leg....he was willing to go with Jim while he took the boys out to pick up wood. The fruit of this GOOD man is a tree full of lives and he is living out his life in front of these young men hoping to win souls!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


These boys are 2 of my precious grandson's helping their Papa that they really look up to. They live 500 miles away so we don't get to teach them pure and simple teachings daily. However, God has given us the opportunity to teach the boys here at the ranch pure and simple teachings. Even if it's just working along side of them on a work job. This in turn will show them how to be a man of integrity as they watch us work. Help us to teach them how to be self controlled by our actions. Help us to keep it simple so they can mature in their salvation.

Lord, I also ask you to continue to give me a craving for the pure and simple teaching so I can mature in my salvation. Because I can't teach unless I'm willing to be taught. So help me Lord to want that milk because I haven't grown up, yet! You aren't finished with me. I love you Lord! Amen

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Keeping it simple

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

...Stinks to high heaven!

These....bugs are going the wrong way, they are trying to constantly get inside my home and I don't want them. They are like sin knocking at my door because of my sinful nature and that sin stinks to high heaven just like these bugs.

I look at all these bugs and how I don't like them. Then I think of how they stink....and I'm so thankful that God takes it easier on me than I do on these bugs. You see I tend to hesitate in the faith, and at times tend to take the wrong way in my everyday actions.

Help me to live out my life to be more like Jesus every day. Help me to go easy on those who hesitate in the faith. Most importantly help me to always remember that sin stinks and I need to turn the other way when it knocks at my door.

I love you Lord and I want to be all that you want me to be as I continue to serve you here.

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Your humbled Servant,

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sticky Christian Life!

The day I wrote this..... "Thank you Jesus for this opportunity to serve you even though sometimes it can get sticky and tangled in this christian walk just like the spider web."....our new houseparents household and the ministry got a little sticky and tangled.

Please pray for Dave and his family! Remember the other day when I posted about playing football out my front door? Well that day Dave was not playing with the boys because he was sleeping. He has another job as a police officer, besides being a houseparent at the ranch. However, while they were waiting for supper a few days later Kerry, the mom, was watching the boys play football on the ranch property. I'm guessing she didn't like what she saw! Her big strapping man down on the ground! This happened on Wednesday night and after an E.R. visit it was sad to hear that surgery was needed. He has a spiral break in his fibula and torn tendons and ligaments in his ankle. Friday morning he had a plate and 8 screws place inside his leg, an internal fixator. He is home in quite a bit of pain, and does not like being down.

So we are asking that you all please lift this family and ministry up to the Father up above. Pray for the courage for them to fight through this battle, and also Jim and I, to continue to fight!

Thank you all for your support and we will run this race with perseverance with your help!

Running for HIM,

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Spider web or Jesus' web?

I don't know about you but I'm so thankful that I know, that I know I can continually be cauGht by Jesus' hand. Those who don't know Jesus as their personal Savior.....

"They hang their life from one thin thread, they hitch their fate to a spider web. One jiggle and the thread breaks, one jab and the web collapses." Job 8:14 & 15 The MESSAGE

Help us to totally give up our own will and do your will in this ministry helping the tangled up lives that you have placed here at the ranch. When you look at a web it looks like a tangled up mess...but the spider looks at it as a masterpiece. Help us to show these boys that God can take a tangled up mess and turn it into a masterpiece. They just have to totally hand their life over to Jesus and be caught by HIM!

Help us not to doubt that God can continue to work on the boys that have already lived here in the past. He still looks at them as a masterpiece and is just waiting for some of them to reach out their hand to HIM and say, "I can't continue to live this tangled life anymore, I knew a different way, help me because I'm stuck in the web of life."

Thank you Jesus for this opportunity to serve you even though sometimes it can get sticky and tangled in this christian walk just like the spider web.

I love you Jesus....and thank you for making me a masterpiece.

Ephesians 2:10 " "We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
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Serving HIM,

Sunday, October 3, 2010

New Boys....Sunday afternoon football!

Today on a sunday afternoon I was doing what I like to do and that is catch up on some reading on some different Christian sites. I found a post where it talked about how to do some fall decorating on a budget. I got up right away and tried making these after I read about the idea. I love it! (very low cost!) As I was putting them on my table to see how I liked it I looked out my window and was soon taken out doors to this.

I love watching young boys and young men playing football on the ranch property. It is such an awesome site! So I thought I would share some awesome pictures I captured while watching them.

So thankful while capturing these pictures that God continues to send boys to the ranch. We are blessed to be chosen to share God's love with so many through this ministry.

Thank you God for letting us be your tools. Thank you also for sending the Clark family once again. We see great things that God has in store here.

Serving HIM,